MPhil Project - “Duckweed as a novel, sustainable source of protein for Ireland" DUCKFEED

Job Description

Project Description

This MPhil project is funded, and the funding is for 24 months. This project titled “Duckweed as a novel, sustainable source of protein for Ireland “DUCKFEED” aims to develop improved, small scale outdoor cultivation systems, develop Lemna growth on farm waste-streams, optimise protein extraction technology, assess feed quality, economic and environmental viability, and public acceptance of duckweed as a native, protein-rich feedstock. As a part of the project, this work task, Life cycle assessment (LCA) will be applied to evaluation of environmental impacts along the supply chain of the duckweed including farming, processing, to production of composite feeds.

Student Requirements for this Project Honours degree in Food Engineering, Technology or related discipline is required. The academic qualification expected for a Master studentship is an Upper Second Class (Hons) Degree (2H1 or equivalent).

Funding Agency DAFM Student Stipend per annum €19500 Materials & Travel Budget per annum €Required to Fees covered by the funding per annum €4500 Duration of Funding 48 months

If you are interested in submitting an application for this project, please complete an Expression of Interest.

Supervisor: Dr Uma Tiwari School of Food Science & Environmental Health